The scripture for today is Psalms 8:9
Psalms 8:9 O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth.
The first and last verses of Psalm 8 begin and end with the same expression: “O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth.” Between those verses, David expresses the majesty of God and the exalted position of man in His creation. For those who have eyes to see, the glory of God is clearly expressed throughout His creation. Even the presence of sin cannot silence the testimony of creation. All the earth proclaims the majesty of God! And those who are His rejoice in Him.
“You will ever find with the true Christian a marked cheerfulness, a holy, happy confidence in God, a submission to His providences, that is refreshing to the soul. By the Christian, God’s love and benevolence can be seen in every bounty he receives. The beauties in nature are a theme for contemplation. In studying the natural loveliness surrounding us, the mind is carried up through nature to the Author of all that is lovely. All the works of God are speaking to our senses, magnifying His power, exalting His wisdom. Every created thing has in it charms which interest the child of God and mold his taste to regard these precious evidences of God’s love above the work of human skill.
The prophet, in words of glowing fervor, magnifies God in His created works: “When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; what is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?” “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all Thy marvelous works.” Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 3, p. 377
God bless you as you continue in His service.